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Apr 19, 2013 11:00pm PDT
the environment in which i lived as a child. and i think i was right about this. ten years ago, in the fall of 1998, i gave birth to a child. i became a cancer patient at 20 and a mother at the brink of 40, which i know isn't how most people's lives are ordered, but that's how mine worked out. i am betting that in between my children's adult lives and my own, an environmental human rights movement will arise. it's one whose seeds have already been sown. i am betting that my children, and the generation of children that they are a part, will by the time they are my age -- they'll consider it unthinkable to allow cancer-causing chemicals to freely circulate in our economy. they will find it unthinkable to assume an attitude of silence and willful ignorance about our ecology. >> sandra steingraber wouldn't stay silent. today she is at the very heart of the environmental human rights movement that she prophesied. she's fighting to identify and eliminate carcinogens in our air, water and food, and to stop fracking, that controversial extraction of natural gas from deep beneath the earth. sh
Apr 17, 2013 6:30pm PDT
environment. sf servicing more loans and making less money from them. a report card for the good and the bad of the fed's low rates! the housing market, especially mortgage borrowers, have been the biggest beneficiary that began in 2008. close to 20 million mortgages have been refinanced since then. mortgage applications were up about 5% last week and the mortgage banker's association says the purchase index is at its highest level in two years. >> homes are just incredibly affordable because of these very low rate that is have been there to push down interest rates. >> low interest rates are getting consumers into auto-showrooms. new car sales could top $15 million this year and negotia negotiating monthly payments that take away much of the new car sticker shock. both consumers and businesses are paying off or refinancing debt. consumer refinancing is at its lowest level in a decade. approximately $70,000 per household. >> we've seen corporations clean up their balance sheets even more so. they've taken on a lot of cash to cushion themselves, in case anything bad were to happen going forwa
Apr 24, 2013 12:00am PDT
environment. it was the way i was treated. that was the biggest difference for me. >> it was a learning experience for me. i could see that sitting at a dinner table with a family using a knife and fork and how was your day was not part of mary's life. she was soaking it can and learning every day. one day, why was the camps so important to you? she said, i never met people before he thought about the future. that changed my life. i work with young people. i have nonprofits and i know you give people a sense of future and they do not engage in risky behavior. hope is the best contraceptive, for example. her being with us and being at the camp was profound in ways i never had anticipated. privilege white people, we take for granted that everybody thinks about the future. another thing after being there a few months, she said to me one day, this is embarrassing, i did not know mothers did not beat their children. tavis: your mom and your mama have finally met. how did that? -- how did that go? >> another amazing thing that jane did is when i came into the han, i had this sense that -- whe
Apr 20, 2013 12:30am PDT
problem he said is damage to the environment, both long term and immediate. nowhere is it more pressing than china. in city after city, the delegation saw firsthand the air pollution program that evokes images of los angeles in the 1960s and '70s. here wearing a mask outdoors is a fashion statement. global wind patterns is not just a threat to the chinese. >> we feel the impact of it eventually. i think there are opportunities for both sides to collaborate. >> in meetings with chinese officials, the governor found out what works. from tail pipe exhaust laws to air quality districts. >> they know our programs well. they have been studying. >> that may help explain the agreements on the visit that brown signed with chinese officials. four agreements in all. >> china has the largest economic body and largest energy consumers and largest audio consumers and emitters. so we have a lot of opportunities in the future. >> china's challenges are not a lack of political energy as they are the source of the physical energy. coal. railroad cars full of coal like these in the city of nanging are nee
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